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Postgraduate course

Introduction to Multiphase Systems

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeENERGI353
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish. Norwegian if only Norwegian students attend.
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Main content

Teaching semester


Objectives and Content



The subject introduces multiphase systems in the processing industry. The course includes: momentum transport in and between continuous (fluid) and disperse (bubbles, drops or particles) phases, applications to multiphase flow phenomena, heat and mass transfer between continuous and dispersed phases applications (e.g. to contacting towers), chemical reaction with simultaneous transport of momentum, heat and mass between the phases, and applications to multiphase reactors.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course

the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The student

  • Is able to explain the basic types of multiphase reactors in process industries
  • Can calculate simple chemical multiphase reactors
  • Can develop simple mathematical models in multiphase flows


The student

  • Can quantify exchanges of momentum, heat and material in the separate phases and between phases in multiphase systems
  • Can calculate response times and coupling parameters in multiphase systems
  • Can explain issues regarding formulating momentum-, energy- and material balance in multiphase systems

General competence

The student

  • Can identify multiphase flows in process industries and nature
  • Can apply fundamental mathematical models in process industries

Required Previous Knowledge

MAT131 (or a corresponding course).

Recommended Previous Knowledge

PTEK202, MAT212

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

PTEK241: 10 ECTS

Access to the Course

Access to the course requires admission to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Scienceswww.uib.no/matnat/52646/opptak-ved-mn-fakultetet


Teaching and learning methods

The teaching method is by lectures and tutorials.

Lectures / 4 hours per week

Tutorials /2 hours per week.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Two manditory assignments. The assignments are valid for 3 subsequent semesters.

Forms of Assessment

Written digital exam (4 hours).

Examination Support Material

Basic calculator allowed in accordance with the regulations specified by the Faculty.

Approved calculator models include: Casio fx-82ES PLUS and Casio fx-82EX

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Assessment Semester

Spring semester and autumn semester.

Reading List

The reading list will be available within June 1st for the autumn semester and January 1st for the spring semester.

Course Evaluation

The course will be evaluated by the students in accordance with the quality control system at UiB and the department.

Programme Committee

The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the programme and courses.

Course Coordinator

Contact information for the course coordinator is available at «Mitt UiB», alternatively contact the student advisor.

Course Administrator

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Department of Physics and Technology are administratively responsible for the course.


Contact information student adviser: studieveileder.ppt@ift.uib.no

Tlf: 55 58 28 64

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    06.06.2023, 09:00
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam